How to have a successful theme park day at Disney World

You plan and plan for your Disney World vacation and it’s finally time to head into the park for the very first time. There are a few measures to make your day successful.


2. Grab a quick breakfast, snack, coffee, or whatever you need in the morning before the big morning rush hits your resort!

3. Be ready to get on Disney transportation at least 1 hour prior to the park opening. Buses begin running 1.5 hours prior to park opening.

4. Get your spot in line! Get ready to enter the park. This is ideally about 30-40 minutes prior to the posted park opening time. Many times parks open prior to the posted time of all the cast members are ready and attractions are ready to go! If you’ve got kids, bring something to entertain them or think of a few games to play (find the color, how many Mickey ears, etc.)

5. Wave those MagicBands and enter the park! Make sure you know your plan before entering. Often times you’ll have cast members walking around with maps for those in line. You can also grab a map from your resort before you head out. Make sure you head toward a major attraction  as the park opens. It could be one on your FastPass+ list for later in the day but you need to do it twice, or just something your whole family will love!

6. TAKE A BREAK! Whether it’s a sit down lunch, a nap, a place to rest your feet, or just time swimming. Don’t expect to spend your entire day in one of Disney’s parks. Even on days with shorter park hours, I can’t spend 8-10 hours straight in ta theme park.

7. Think about your quick service meals before you arrive in the park. With the introduction of FastPass+, you’ll likely know where you’ll be around lunch time, so think about what’s nearby. Read reviews, know the menus and make a general choice prior to your arrival in the park.

8. Don’t try to do too much. It’s impossible to see and do everything in Disney’s theme parks, so don’t try it. There’s always an option to return Disney again.

9. Take time to enjoy the little details – find hidden Mickey’s, look at the imagineering in the attraction queues, etc.

10. ENJOY YOURSELF! Make sure you have fun. Don’t let the schedule and planning overcome your trip. Be flexible!

A free gift for Disney vacation! The amazing and exciting Minnie Box! (subject to minimum vacation package)

A free gift for Disney vacation! The amazing and exciting Minnie Box! (subject to minimum vacation package)

Ready to get started planning your 2015 Disney World vacation? Please contact me at any time for a free quote. The benefits to using an authorized Disney vacation planner include saving time before and during your vacation with itinerary planning which can help save you hours of standing in line each day. Plus you won’t have to watch for available discounts, research resorts, wake up early for dining reservations, or stay up late for FastPasses. The best part about using a travel planner instead of planning yourself? It’s totally FREE! Plus I’ll take away some of the stress and confusion of planning a Disney vacation (especially if it’s your first one!)It’s also a worry free cruise opportunity. I’ll walk through through all of the steps to the process with a few little insider tips along the way! If you already have your vacation planned and are interested in transferring your vacation, ask me how!

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